27 April 2009

Authorizing the Mission

Today, five members of congress were arrested, not by police, but by Secret Service agents for protesting outside of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington DC.

Secret Service charged them with crossing a police line, which, in lay terms means that they stood about two feet on the wrong side of a yellow line. Wow, what a huge national threat that the secret service should take them in along with a former Civil Rights leader and a rabbi.

And all of this because they were simply protesting Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s expulsion last month of 16 aid groups from Darfur. And rightly protesting, as dismissal of this aid is further causing death, disease and government-sanctioned rape and torture that are proving to be almost as horrible as the holocaust.

What can you do? Check out Save Darfur. Talk to me. Talk to anyone. The media seems to put this at the bottom of the list. The Obama Dog, Bo, gets more press than the painful truth of what is occurring in Sudan.

Please be aware that this is happening and when people are trying to bring local, national or global attention to it, big men with big guns seem to show up and take them away.

Thought from me right now:
From Micah 6:8 (NIV)
He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.


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